Mills PTA Announcements

From all of us on the PTA Board, we wish you a Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

We have one last PTA event on the calendar before the winter break begins. Our Mills Staff Holiday Breakfast is this Wednesday, 12/18. There are a few signups still available so please make this year's holiday staff breakfast extra special by donating! You can sign up here.

See you back on January 8th!


Another Successful Coats for Kids Coat Drive

It was another fantastic year for the Junior League Coats for Kids coat drive. The final count for Mills Elementary’s coat collection is ...... 197! 197 people will be a little bit warmer this winter because of your generous hearts! Thank you to everyone who donated jackets, sweatshirts, and time. Austin is a better place because of you!


The Mills S.T.E.A.M. Lab Needs Your Cardboard!

‘Tis the season for tons of cardboard! The Mills S.T.E.A.M Lab has a couple of requests to help you keep your recycling bins from overflowing this December.

Bring us your:
1. Cardboard wrapping paper tubes
2. Card board boxes that fit the following criteria: No larger than 24” x 24” when collapsed. Clean and in good condition. Amazon sizes - 1A9 and 1BK - are perfect! We need to store the cardboard long term in the Lab so it’s critical that it’s all roughly the same shape, free of silverfish, and can lie flat.
3. Always bring us your cardboard paper towel, toilet paper tubes, and egg cartons. We can never have enough.

And if you find yourself at Michaels this season looking for the perfect snowman, the teachers have cleaned us out of low temperature mini glue sticks, plain worsted weight yarn, and tissue paper! See the Mills S.T.E.A.M. Lab Amazon Wishlist for specific details.
Thank you!


Schlitterbahn Reading Program

The Schlitterbahn Waves of Pages Reading Program has begun! Please use the Reading Log to keep track of all your child's readings and return to Mrs. Tracie DaSilva by February 10th. Read for fun for at least 10 hours to receive one free admission ticket to Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels valid through June 30, 2020. (The Six Flags Reading Program has not started yet - be on the lookout for that later this school year.)

Click the flyer for more information and to download the reading log.


Counselor's Corner

Austin Child Guidance Center (ACGC)

Austin Child Guidance Center (ACGC) offers interactive, engaging and educational 1.5 hour trauma trainings that are tailored to the needs of various audiences, including professionals and parents. Trainings include information from the most current brain-based research on trauma and incorporate materials from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Interested in learning more? Please visit their website at


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